Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until 7 p.m. i'm going to become your very personal friend over the next several hours because i'm not going anywhere. i need your help. i need you to help people on the east coast. it's west coast joining east coast. together we can make it better for everyone because 53,000 people still cannot go home because of the wrath of superstorm sandy. also, people are still without electricity and top that off with a second storm a nor'easter that raced through new york and new jersey yesterday dumping record amounts of snow. emily white is here with the american red cross. >> thank you so much for helping.